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Old 05-21-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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Default Allergens

Curious, what is the allergy situation like there? I never had any allergies when I lived in Ohio, but when I moved to Myrtle Beach I always have some stuffiness. Some times of the year are worse than others. My daughter is more affected by it than me. She can rip off 12 sneezes in a row. I'm guessing it's probably the same there given it is also a coastal area. There are lots of airborn molds around from the water.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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The local Bright House cable tv channel 9 (in Manatee county) always gives the pollen/mold counts with the weather on the 9's.

In the spring tree pollen is a big problem for some people, the oak and pine trees dump a lot of pollen. Park your car under a big oak or pine tree for a few hours and it will be covered in a yellowish green dust.

In the summer grass is more of an issue.


When we used to live in the midwest I would have a terrible time each year when the corn would start to tassel. Once in awhile I have problems here in the spring when the trees are dumping pollen, but it's still better than the corn. I guess it all depends on what sets off your allergies.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I lived on the beach most of my life in MB and never had a problem. I am about a mile inland now and have had a few problems.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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When I lived in NY I had bad sinus allergies. I don't get that here, but I do get allergies from the pollen in the air, several times a year. I take two walks a day with my dog and I often get itchy, burning, watery eyes. When it gets really bad I just take an over the counter allergy med and it helps. When it is windy out it seems to be worse.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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The local Bright House cable tv channel 9 (in Manatee county) always gives the pollen/mold counts with the weather on the 9's.

In the spring tree pollen is a big problem for some people, the oak and pine trees dump a lot of pollen. Park your car under a big oak or pine tree for a few hours and it will be covered in a yellowish green dust.

In the summer grass is more of an issue.


When we used to live in the midwest I would have a terrible time each year when the corn would start to tassel. Once in awhile I have problems here in the spring when the trees are dumping pollen, but it's still better than the corn. I guess it all depends on what sets off your allergies.
We get the same yellow pine pollen in Myrtle Beach. Usually in April for about a month. Sometimes it can get so bad that if it's windy it looks like it's "snowing" yellow. That stuff actually doesn't bother me too bad. I just try to remember to keep my garage door shut at all times otherwise every tool I own is covered in yellow dust. It's the airborn molds that get me.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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it's much better here for me but my cousin seems to have trouble in Tampa. She's a teacher though so it could be school-cooties.

In NY i died from the pollen and had year round allergy and sinus probs that resulted in bronchitis, sinus infections, laryngitis and terrible headaches and migraines. I have not had these problems here and that's reason enough to stay! lol I don;t think I've been on an antibiotic since moving here!
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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When I lived in Virginia and Pennsylvania allergies KILLED me in the spring & early summer. It was basically 3 months of torture.

Once I moved to Myrtle Beach (lived in Barefoot Resort) all my allergies disappeared.

In February this year I moved to Sarasota and I had bad allergies that lasted about 4 weeks in March, evidently from oak tree pollen. However since early April I've been allergy free. Before moving here I made visits in May, July, September and November in 2011 and didn't have any allergy issues at those times.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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I have spring allergies too. If our deck, grill, etc. are covered with that yellow dust, my eyes are itching. When i'm in Florida though, I have no allergy problems at all. I guess it's different for everyone, depending on what it is you're allergic to.
Of course driving my convertible with the top down, then coming home and going on a bike ride don't help me any....
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